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A Question of Balance 

at Museum of Sonoma County

A Question of Balance

A juried exhibition of Pacific Rim Sculptors. Members of Pacific Rim Sculptors, a chapter of the International Sculpture Center, are encouraged to submit images of their three-dimensional artwork for consideration to be included in the exhibition A Question of Balance at the Museum of Sonoma County in Santa Rosa, California. There is no entry fee to apply for this juried exhibition, however membership in Pacific Rim Sculptors is required. Non-members are encouraged to become a member to apply.

The Museum of Sonoma County (MSC), located in downtown Santa Rosa, will present A Question of Balance, featuring the work of the Pacific Rim Sculptors (PRS) from February - May 2024. Work for the exhibition will be selected by jurors Jeff Nathanson, MSC executive director and art curator, and Kate Eilertsen, executive director and chief curator of di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art. 

The theme A Question of Balance invites sculptors to submit work that explores the varied and multiple meanings and interpretations of “balance”. Balance can refer to gravity, to mathematics, to accounting, to opposing ideas or components, and so on. Balance is commonly defined as: a state of equilibrium or equipoise; equal distribution of weight or amount, or something used to produce equilibrium.

Whether the interpretation of balance is taken literally, conceptually, or tangentially, artists are encouraged to use their own interpretations in use of materials, techniques, subject matter, or a combination of concepts to address the theme of balance. What does balance mean to you personally or in a larger context? 

A Question of Balance is a fee-free juried exhibition open to members of Pacific Rim Sculptors, a chapter of the International Sculpture Center based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Artists who work in three dimensions who are not PRS members are encouraged to join to be eligible to submit work for consideration for this exhibition. **If your member fees are not paid and up-to-date you will be removed from consideration.**

MUSEUM OF SONOMA COUNTY  The exhibition will be held at the Museum of Sonoma County from January 27- May 26, 2024. The museum is located at 425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401.  Open Wed-Sun, 11-5pm.


Jeff Nathanson, Executive Director and Art Curator, Museum of Sonoma County    Kate Eilertson, Executive Director/Chief Curator, di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art

Jeff Nathanson has had a distinguished career as a curator, arts administrator, and educator. He has served as Executive Director and Art Curator for the Museum of Sonoma County since 2017. Previously, he was Executive Director of the Arts Council of Princeton, a special projects curator for the Princeton University Art Museum, Director of the International Sculpture Center (publisher of Sculpture Magazine) and was Executive Director of the Richmond Art Center (Richmond, CA). In addition, Nathanson directed San Francisco Open Studios and has been a consultant, guest lecturer and guest curator with a range of universities, cultural and educational organizations including East Michigan University, California College of the Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco State University, and others. Jeff studied fine arts and music at UCLA and UC Santa Cruz, and nonprofit management at Indiana University School of Philanthropy. 

Kate Eilertsen has worked in the art world for many years as an arts advocate, curator, educator and museum director. She began her museum work at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, moved to Boston where she opened a new museum for the Harvard University Art Museums and then to San Francisco where she was the Director of Intersection for the Arts, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, Acting Director of Visual Arts for Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Executive Director for the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art and currently Executive Director and Chief Curator for di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art. 

PACIFIC RIM SCULPTORS  The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Museum of Sonoma County the non-profit Pacific Rim Sculptors, a chapter of the International Sculpture Center publisher of Sculpture magazine, and organizer of the annual International Sculpture Conference.  

ACCEPTABLE WORKS include small to large free-standing, pedestal-mounted, wall-mounted and suspended sculpture. There is a possibility of outdoor works being selected by the jurors. Please indicate in your submission if this is an outdoor only sculpture. Indoor sculpture may not be anchored to the floor, there is a 14-foot height maximum, and no weight limit for self-supported artworks. Artists must provide assistance with complicated installations. 

Artists are responsible for all transportation costs to and from the Museum. 


  • Submission is FREE and open to members of Pacific Rim Sculptors. If you are not a member, join PRS at
  • Sculpture in any media will be considered. Artworks can be free-standing, pedestal supported, wall-mounted, or suspended. 
  • A maximum of three artworks may be submitted, with as many as three views of each artwork for a maximum of images total of nine images. 
  • Include a brief statement of how the submitted artwork relates to the theme A Question of Balance.
  • Selected artworks may be shipped or hand delivered to the Museum. Artists are responsible for all packaging, transportation costs and insurance while en route. 
  • Accepted works must be ready for exhibition and presented professionally. 
  • Artwork is insured by the Museum while on loan but does not cover transportation of the artwork to and from the Museum. 
  • Selected artists will be required to submit an Artist Bio and Statement of not more than 200 words each. 


  • Images must be high quality JPEG, PNG, or TIFF files.
  • Recommended image resolution is 300 PPI, with longest dimension of 3000 pixels (i.e., 10"), and a maximum file size of 10 MB (minimum resolution of 100 PPI.) 
  • Image files must not include artist’s name. Files must be labeled with artwork title (abbreviated if lengthy) indicated with numeric sequence if more than one view is submitted. Example: CircleSwirl.1.jpeg   CircleSwirl.2.jpeg   CircleSwirl.3.jpeg  


  • Exhibition Dates: January 27- May 26, 2024
  • **Extended** Entries due: Tuesday, November 14, 2023  Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 11:59pm
  • Artists Notified: December 21, 2023
  • Delivery: January 10-12, 2024
  • Installation Begins: January 13, 2024
  • Exhibition Opens: Saturday January 27, 2024
  • Artist Reception: Saturday January 27, 3-5pm (**Final time TBD**)
  • Artists and/or Jurors: Talks- TBD
  • ISDay: International Sculpture Day, Saturday April 27, 2024
  • Exhibition Ends: Sunday May 26, 2024
  • De-install/ Pick up artworks/ Shipping arrangements: May 27-31, 2024 


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PRS Exhibitions Committee Co-Chairs:  Catherine Daley & Jann Nunn

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